Oregonians’ Views on the 2020 Wildfires and Climate Change

Sociologist Hilary Boudet and her team share their research on how Oregonians were affected by the 2020 wildfire season Hilary Boudet, Rachel Mooney, Leanne Giordono, and Greg Stelmach The impacts of the 2020 wildfires that affected much of the Pacific Northwest and western United States far exceeded those in recent memory. The fires burned more…

Climate Change and Future River Flooding in the Northwest

CIRC researchers publish a new study on increases in flooding in the Columbia River basin under climate change Laura Queen River flooding in the Northwest kills people, destroys property, and both disturbs and sustains ecosystems. From historic examples such as the Heppner flood of 1903 and the Vanport flood of 1948 to flooding of the…

Philip Mote Gets New Job

Oregon State University Professor Philip Mote, the long-time Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute ( OCCRI) and co-lead of the Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium  (CIRC), has taken a new position at OSU. In February of this year, Phil began his new appointment as Vice Provost and Dean of Oregon State University’s…